Rigatoni with Four Meat Ragù

My husband’s favorite pasta dish is this one…half of what he loves about it is that every time we make it, we make it together. We open a bottle of wine, put on some music and start cooking! The four different meats; sausage, pancetta, ground beef and ground pork are cooked until very tender in a delicious tomato sauce. We have served this yummy pasta dish for many family and friend get-togethers…it’s always a huge hit. Continue reading

Pepperoni & Cheese Soft Pretzels: Revisited


Linda’s post put me in mind of a previous blog I did in January of 2017. And… Since it is tax season again, I am back to catering to all the employees at my Hubby’s firm on Fridays. They work so hard and I love to spoil them, so this Friday I will make a new version along with a hearty soup and share next week… but here is the previous blog post from 2017…

“When I lived in Philadelphia I would go almost every day to a corner vendor for a Philly soft pretzel for lunch. I’m sure it wasn’t the best thing to do, but it certainly fit my college budget! I sometimes get the hankering for a good homemade soft pretzel. Today I made them a little different. I added pepperoni and cheese!!! Serve with some cheese dip and a little marinara and you have pizza in a pretzel. You can also make little bite size pieces which would be great for your upcoming Super Bowl Party!!” 
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Farro Salad with Roasted Veggies, Peas & Fresh Parmesan

I’m trying to start the year with a healthy bang! I saw a Farro Salad similar to this on the menu at Davios NYC and made a note to try something like it at home…I roasted the veggies to bring out their flavor and dressed the salad with a Lemon Garlic Vinaigrette that’s super yummy. A delicious addition to our Meatless Meal Menu…Here’s to a healthy and happy New Year! Continue reading